Man who killed solider Lee Rigby has launched an appeal to overturn his murder conviction.
Lee Rigby was attacked and killed by two men in the Woolwich area of London. (Photo: AP Photo/MOD, File)
LONDON (AP) — A self-described "soldier of Allah" who killed a British serviceman in a London street has launched a legal bid to overturn his murder conviction.
The Judicial Office said Thursday that 29-year-old Michael Adebolajo had submitted an application to appeal.
Adebolajo and another man, Michael Adebowale, were convicted in December of murdering Fusilier Lee Rigby, who was run down by a car and then stabbed near his London barracks in May.
Adebolajo admitted the killing but said it was not murder because he was a "soldier of Allah" engaged in a war.
The men have not yet been sentenced. The judge said he would await a ruling in an appeals court case on the use of life sentences without parole, due later this year.
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